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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Kerrville Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Receipt of Child Pornography

In San Antonio today, 28-year-old Samuel Eugene Baker of Kerrville, TX, was sentenced to 150 months in federal prison for receipt of child pornography announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division.

On October 22, 2014, FBI agents executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence and seized multiple home computers and related media.  A forensics examination on the seized items revealed the presence of approximately 90 videos and 2,700 images depicting child pornography.

Baker has remained in custody since being arrested following the search warrant.  On March 23, 2016, Baker pleaded guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography. 

This case was investigated by the FBI’s San Antonio Child Exploitation Task Force.  Assistant United States Attorney Tracy Thompson prosecuted this case on behalf of the Government.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood (PSC), a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, PSC marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about PSC, please visit  For more information about Internet safety education, please visit

Project Safe Childhood
Updated August 25, 2016